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A little thought.
09/03/17 at 06:18:00
 
Random thought I had the other day.

This has to do with the concept of the ship of Theseus, or Theseus's Paradox.

So in short The Ship of Thesesus brings up the question, if you take a ship and slowly replace every part of the boat, is it still the same ship or is it completely new. Thomas Hobbes expanded on Plutarch thought, that if you gathered all the original planks from the orginial boat and reassembled them, would the rebuilt boat with all original parts be the original, or would the rebuilt one.

Now its obvious a lot of people in the collection business would say the one with original parts would be the orginial there for worth more, but the way we place value on things is neither here nor there. My thought doesn't really have much to do with orginiality.

A common statment is that our cells are replaced somewhere 7 -10 years. Our bodies are constantly changing. Our cells constantly replicate, to a fault. Our bodies get older, or taste change, even sometimes or behavior or thinking patters.

So after 10 years could you technically say you are the same person? Or are you something different, wearing the same face and name and the only thing to connect you to your previous self are the memories held in your mind. If or memories reformed every ten years how different would we be?

It's an interesting though and nothing to be taken too seriously.

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Re: A little thought.
Reply #1 - 09/03/17 at 13:08:10
 
Really interesting thought, but there's a difference between growing and replacing though, not quite the same.
We as humans grow and change for the best (in most cases), our body parts aren't replaced by new ones in the literal sense of the word. I'm pretty sure everyone is using the same skin they did 10 years ago, right?

Mentally speaking is another matter, can't really say i'm the same person i was 7 years ago. Even though this shit is too abstract for me to go in depth here, i'll try to remember this in the future, just to make small talk with people.
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Reply #2 - 09/07/17 at 14:36:37
 
This reads a lot like the one time someone tried to explain the philosophy of metaphysical Solipsism to me. It was also tied into a discussion about a death metal disc.

See also: Tekla's 'I Don't Sleep' speech from Wolfenstein: The New Order, the main plot to the videogame SOMA.
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Reply #3 - 09/08/17 at 18:59:30
 
Why does it say the thread was made in September 3 2017?
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Reply #4 - 09/08/17 at 21:38:23
 
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Reply #5 - 09/09/17 at 01:15:37
 
Forum date must be set passed the date line, that's my best guess.

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philosophy of metaphysical Solipsism I've heard of but never had a name put to it. That shit is confusing no matter how you look at it.
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